You´ve heard of Slow living, Slow cities, Slow parenting - and now even Slow business!
As the founder of your own company, the pressure is constantly ON.
It´s common to fluctuate between feeling like a superhero and feeling lost. There are small fires, difficult customers, contractors that disappear from the face of earth. All combined with the daily grind of product development, social media marketing, sales calls, administration, deliveries and unfinished funnels.
With Slow Business, we invite you to take a different approach:
Carefully select just a few projects, marketing channels and products.
Replace short-term profit goals with a long-term perspective so you can build a sustainable and profitable business that becomes your life´s works.
Take time to discern the problem and stop searching for the next marketing tactic or app that will be a quick-fix, when you don´t even know if it´s solving the right problem in your business.
Connect, cowork and collaborate with other people more often than not.
Escape the non-stop cycle of work, and take a step back to clear your mind, learn new skills and meet like-minded people.
You can buy a new computer when it´s broken, but you can´t just order a new body online.
With Slow Business, you don´t have to. You are an expert firestarter, and in the Slow Business community we are many that will help add to your fire in various ways, so you don´t burn out (again).
Slow Business Adventure
A Networking conference in the Norwegian mountains hosted by the business education company Fjellflyt (MountainFlow). Where the best of business networking meets the dreamiest of outdoor life
make meaningful connections
With this event we want to connect entrepreneurs in a meaningful way that goes beyond the conference room.
Together, we practice business skills that will serve you for years to come, and attend workshops with trailblazing strategists and coaches. All while enjoying the outdoors.
Follow your curiosity and explore what opportunities that open up for your business. When you embrace adventure you will finally take your business and life to a lovely place north of the ordinary.
Isn´t it time that we do something different than the small-talk in crowded and noisy conference halls? There is a more adventurous path.
Impossible, you say? Challenge Accepted!
meet The team
The organizers of the Slow Business Adventure are on a mission to bring like-minded people together outdoors, so they can form lasting relationships that helps them set their ideas in motion, build and run profitable and sustainable businesses.
Chief Organizer Kaja Vik
Kaja Vik is the chief organizer for Slow Business Adventure and CEO of Fjellflyt.
Armed with creativity, a masters degree in film theory, experience from marketing, project management and event planning and a fearless attitude to doing big things in your business, she perfectly balances the act of putting out fires and building a solid foundation for the festival.
Kaja is the go-to person for any practical questions concerning attending the festival.
Founder Torill Wilhelmsen
Founder of Fjellflyt, the business education company that hosts Slow Business Adventure, and program curator for the festival.
Torill has taught more than 450 founders strategies for building a business that often becomes their life´s works.
Her background is a masters degree in international economy, head of business in a municipality and certified Quiet Power Strategist by Tara McMullin (Gentile). So far she has founded two small companies and a coworking space, and is now building the Slow Business Movement.
She prefers whisky over the Norwegian aquavit liquor, walking over running, and going uphill rather than downhill.
Mountain lodge host Marius Haugaløkken
Mountain lodge host and environmental advocate that brings Gjendesheim mountain lodge into the future with sustainable energy, local and organic food and rewarding his guests for choosing public transport.
Ask him about hikes and outdoor activities, and stories about where the food on your plate comes from.
Experienced Business Conference Organizers
Kaja Vik (left) and Torill Bye Wilhelmsen (right) have organised founders retreats, online and in-person courses, workshops, conferences and festivals for more than 5 years.
These range from the annual conference Plan A that gathers 60 small business owners that plan their entire business year in just 1 day, to all-inclusive mountain farm getaways with 12 founders.
Our favorite local place to hang out is BETA, the coworking space we founded in 2016 for creative, small businesses.
Photo: Nina Hurum